Thursday, 29 April 2010

Custom Order and Clothes Swap!

Hey there! I spent a good amount of Monday making cards for a special order from my grandma - she wanted ten! I'm taking them over to her house today - she's enlisted me to clean her windows (gotta love working part time, eh?!), amongst other jobs - so I thought I'd share them with you. Some of them are a little...erm...classic, shall we say? By request! Fingers crossed they're suitable - my grandma will tell me in no uncertain terms if they're not! I'd love to know what you think!

First of all she wanted a mixed bunch of six (six?! I'll probably see one of these back in a few weeks - it'd better be a colourful one haha!) birthday cards:

And then one for a little boy called Sam - she wasn't certain if he was 2 or 3 so we decided to miss his age out just in case! I love this one, I wish I was turning 3! Those eagle-eyed paper fans out there may notice that the letters in his name have been sneakily cut from a Paper Mill Shop box...reduce, reuse, recycle, kids!

And then three get well soon cards (oh dear...!), which I made to be a bit more demure:

What do you think? I must apologise for the slightly out-of-focus images - it was getting dark by the time I'd finished them so I had to use the flash on my camera, which doesn't really show them at their best but I thought you might like to see anyway!

Later this evening I'm off to a charity clothes swish - I'm taking a few bits and bobs I don't wear any more in the hope of swapping them for some lovely new additions to my (pretty unspectacular!) wardrobe! I'll let you know how it goes! I've been to one before, organised by Big Wardrobe. It was held in a bar in Leeds and it wasn't particularly great - there were people elbowing each other out of the way and stuffing piles of clothes into bags, which isn't really in the spirit of it, so I just ended up getting a couple of bits of clothing and some jewellery and coming away feeling cross, but apparently tonight's will be a far more civilised affair (I think I'm getting old!)! Have you ever been to a swish? Was it a success?

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Bluebelle said...

Oooh, the flowers border paper on the card on the left in the second picture - I have that! It's so pretty, I have used that pack in my wedding scrapbook lots. :)

Jo said...

Sarah those are brilliant! I LOVE the card for Sam, it's so cute and colourful, perfect for a little boy.
I've never been to a clothes swap.. you'll have to let me know how you get on. I tend to do a lot of Ebaying, and if stuff doesn't sell after a couple of listing I just charity bag it, but I wouldn't mind a clothes swap as it means you get to go home with something too!

What was done said...

Getting old is only in our mind.
Age never prevented people from doing things:

Aut said...

Very cool cards--I love the little square one with the butterfly!

Crafty Green Poet said...

What lovely cards, I really like the style of the designs!

I've never been to a swishing event, but I was at a free fair at the weekend (same idea, but not just clothes). I was quite disappointed with it, to be honest

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